St. Edward's men's basketball team advances to Sweet 16
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - After winning its first ever NCAA Division II tournament game the St. Edward's University men's basketball team has advance to its first ever Sweet 16.
Andre Cook's Hilltoppers got that first ever NCAA tourney win in exciting fashion with a 82-81 win over Angelo in the 1st Round of the South Central Regional.
With the game tied at 80 and under 10 seconds to play junior point guard August Haas got the go ahead bucket but St. Edward's got charged with a technical foul due to someone celebrating on the floor a bit too early. Angelo had one last chance to score but was unable to get a bucket.
In the 2nd Round, the Hilltoppers hosted Lubbock Christian which was a team that just beat them just two weeks ago.
The second ever tournament win for St. Edward's was a bit more straight forward as the team was up 19 at the break and ended with a 93-80 win.
Heartland Conference Player of the Year Ashton Spears scored 13 points after scoring 22 in the team's 1st Round win.
Dorian Lopez and August Haas both finished with 17 points in the Lubbock Christian win.